Castell, Bavaria

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Castell
View of Castell from the north
View of Castell from the north
Coat of arms of Castell
Location of Castell within Kitzingen district
Castell in KT.svg
Castell is located in Germany
Castell
Castell
Castell is located in Bavaria
Castell
Castell
Coordinates: 49°45′N 10°20′E / 49.750°N 10.333°E / 49.750; 10.333Coordinates: 49°45′N 10°20′E / 49.750°N 10.333°E / 49.750; 10.333
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictKitzingen
Municipal assoc.Wiesentheid
Subdivisions3 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Christian Hähnlein[1]
Area
 • Total22.93 km2 (8.85 sq mi)
Elevation
317 m (1,040 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total851
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
97355
Dialling codes09325
Vehicle registrationKT
Websitewww.castell-gemeinde.de

Castell is a municipality in Kitzingen in Bavaria in Germany. It was the seat of the Counts of Castell. Today it is part of the municipal association Wiesentheid. It has around 800 residents.

Geography[change | change source]

Place[change | change source]

Castell is on the western slope of the Mittelgebirge Steigerwald in Kitzingen of Franconia. Its territory borders on that of Oberscheinfeld, in the surrounding district of Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim.

Subdivision[change | change source]

Castell has seven Ortsteile: Castell, Forsthaus, Geiersmühle, Greuth [de], Gründleinsmühle, Trautberg [de] and Wüstenfelden [de].

The municipal territory was 2,292 hectares in 2013, of which 1,162 ha were accounted for by forest and 936 by agricultural use. Settlement and transport areas total just 168 ha.[3]

Neighbouring communities[change | change source]

Castell borders on (clockwise from the north) Abtswind, Geiselwind, Oberscheinfeld, Iphofen, Wiesenbronn and Rüdenhausen.

References[change | change source]

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. "Gemeinde Castell (German)" (PDF). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik. Retrieved 23 March 2016.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Georg Güntsch, ed. (1991), "Castell – Grafschaft und Dekanat, Porträt eines Dekanatsbezirks", Porträts bayerischer Dekanatsbezirke (in German), Erlangen: Verlag der Ev.-Luth. Mission, ISBN 3 87214 246 1
  • Walter Scherzer (18–28 June 1981), Landeskirchliches Archiv (ed.), Christlicher Glaube in Geschichte und Gegenwart - Die Reformation in der Grafschaft Castell (in German), Nürnberg: Selbstverlag des Landeskirchlichen Archivs
  • Karl Treutwein: Von Abtswind bis Zeilitzheim. Geschichtliches, Sehenswertes, Überlieferungen. Volkach 1987.

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